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On the trail of the world's strangest conflict - the Emu War - in WA

Road trip back to the Emu War, when Australia declared war on a bird

By Mark Dapin
October 28 2023 - 8:00am

Military historian Mark Dapin takes a road trip through the WA Wheatbelt in search of the sites of the Emu War of 1932.

At the heart of the eastern Wheatbelt town of Merredin, Western Australia, rises a cenotaph remembering men killed in the First and Second World Wars. No mention is made of local casualties in the Emu War - possibly because they were all emus.

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